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Sheriff’s office looking for sex offender

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By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comSheriff Marty V. Donini says his office has a warrant for the arrest of a sex offender who failed to provide a change of address. Wanted is Jonathon D. Brown, 20, whose last known address was on Winchester Avenue in Sciotoville. Brown is wanted on a third-degree felony charge of failure to change address.“He moved here from Clinton County,” Scioto County Sheriff’s Captain David Hall said. “And when he moved here he had like three addresses in the first two weeks. He is what we would consider a problem child. We were having issues with him when he was hopping from place to place.”

 

U.S. Dept of Commerce questions county’s revolving loan fund

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn a letter dated April 21, the U.S. Department of Commerce is calling into question some apparent discrepancies in Scioto County’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).According to the letter, from Jeannette P. Tamayo, U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, it states, “We (U.S. Department of Commerce) have noted a significant discrepancy in the value of the RLF.”Tamayo stated the...

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Portsmouth Municipal Court beginning its own drug court

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth Municipal Court is looking to build on the success of the Scioto County Drug Court with a drug court of its own.“Judge (William T.) Marshall’s court, on which our model is going to be based, has been so darned successful, I think if we can get a lot of those folks earlier, over in Municipal Court, they may not need to get to them in Common Pleas Court,” Portsmouth Municipal Court Judge Russell D...

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New Boston Autism Walk, April 26

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Autism Project of Southern Ohio is presenting its 2014 Walk for Autism event Saturday, April 26, at Millbrook Park in New Boston. The event is more than a walk — with a concert planned, guest speakers arranged, vendors available, games, a car show and more. The event is both a fundraiser and an awareness event, in which all proceeds will go towards the Autism Project.Money raised stays locally and goes to fund pr...

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Portsmouth man arrested for theft and forgery

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA Portsmouth man faces felony charges in the alleged theft of a credit card from an elderly woman. Arrested was Arthur L Personett, 41, of Portsmouth. Personett was charged with one count of felony theft and one count of forgery, both felonies of the fifth degree. He was held on a $5,000 bond.Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call from an elderly victim stating that somebody had stolen her credit card and m...

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Sheba Chapter No. 14 helping with pill bottle collection

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSheba Chapter No. 14 Order of Eastern Stars recently launched a local pill bottle collection in conjunction with Matthew 25: Ministries from Cincinnati, which sponsors a Pill Bottle Ministry.Worthy Matron Cassandra Block, who heads up the Sheba Chapter No. 14, and the other members of the Chapter wanted to assist Matthew 25: Ministries with the pill bottle collection.Jeanette Langford, secretary/treas...

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Dogwood Festival Queen crowning April 24

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThis year welcomes the 44th Annual Pike County Dogwood Festival April 24-27. As a part of the traditional programming of the event, the crowning of the Dogwood Festival Queen will kick off the celebrations at 6 p.m. on the 24. The judging panel will also announce the winners of the junior versions, Little Miss and Little Master, following the crowning of the Queen.Applicants for the festival must be between the ages of 15-19....

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First Baptist Church dedicated multi-million dollar facility

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. - First Baptist Church recently dedicated a four million dollar facility. The three-story addition of FBC houses a center for children and youth. With a congregation of more than 1,400 members, Ken Gowin has served as Pastor of First Baptist Church for more than 15 years, and attributes the church’s growth and development during his tenure to God.“Ultimately, it is a God-thing. You can&#...

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